Computing Support

FAQ


May 11, 2022

Emergency Contact

Who do I contact in an emergency regarding ECE computing services? During weekdays, problems can be reported by coming to rooms 307G, 307F or 307E and talking directly with us. You can also report problems by writing to the ECE Computing Helpdesk at any time. On weekends you can reach the on-duty system administrator by…


Software Available to ECE Faculty, Staff, and Students

The following software is available for download to everyone affiliated with the Electrical Engineering department.


Info for Graduates Regarding Mailing Lists

We sometimes get requests from recent graduates, asking if they can stay on the undergraduate or graduate mailing list. Most often this request is made because the student would like to stay apprised of new job announcements that are posted to the list.


Guidelines for Using Our Mailing Lists

The department has a number of mailing lists and email addresses which are used to quickly and easily send information to large groups of people. This page spells out some basic guidelines regarding the proper etiquette when you are participating on one or more of these lists.


Sending Email Using UW’s SMTP Server

ECE’s email support is minimal – for most things we rely on the services offered by UW. If you want to use an outgoing (SMTP) email server, you’ll need to rely on UW’s. Most modern email programs will configure themselves automatically, or at most just require you enter the SMTP server’s name. We provide the…


Email at UWECE

About “@ece.uw.edu” email addresses If you are faculty or staff in the ECE department, you automatically have an UWECE email address – yournetid@ece.uw.edu . So if your NetID is “arthur42”, your ECE email email address is “arthur42@ece.uw.edu”. This address is strictly a forwarding address – any email sent to it is simply passed along to…


About Search Engines and “Spiders”

• How do I prevent search engines from listing my pages? • How can I make sure the search engines include my pages?


Controlling Access to Web Pages

The Web, by default, is pretty much wide open. If you put a page on the Web then anyone who can get the URL (Web address) can usually see it. Since this isn’t always what you want, Web servers have methods for controlling access to Web content – but you have to know how these…


Setting Up Class Web Pages

Typically, instructors are expected to put their class pages and materials on Canvas. Access to Canvas is set up automatically when an instructor is assigned a course by ECE’s Advising group. Email advising@ece.uw.edu for more information.


Website Hosting Options for Groups, Labs, and Individuals

There are a number of ways groups, labs, and individuals associated with the ECE department can set up a website. Below are the options ECE supports internally, plus some other options offered by the University. There are, of course, a multitude of additional options available elsewhere… albeit usually for a fee.



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